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    Talking TITANIUM94010's TRX6 Build

    My TRX6 build:

    Electronics:
    -Hobbywing Xerun AXE FOC 540 2300KV brushless motor
    -Hobbywing Xerun axe ESC
    -Savox SW1210SG Servo
    -Stock Reciever
    -Stock Radio

    Wheels/Tires
    -Proline Hyrax 1.9 G8 compound wheels
    -Proline Dual Stage Foams
    -SSD RC Assassin 1.9 Rims Grey
    -SSD RC TRX4 locking hubs adapters
    -SSD RC Silver hub Caps

    Cosmetics/Accessories:
    -Custom bed made out of 1/8 in styrene sheets
    -RC4WD LZR1 Steel roof rack
    -Samix Trailer hitch
    -Traxxas part 8820 (TRX4 Mercedes 4x4 rear bumper for mounting a towing hitch)
    -Custom rear hitch attached luggage carrier
    -Custom made accessories
    -Magnetic Rear body mount*

    The truck itself performs very well, it gets over rocks very easily. The motor gives plenty of torque and speed, and the servo actually works (compared to stock servo ). The steel roof rack and the bed raises the center of gravity by a decent bit, so side-hilling is a pain. I'm considering buying a stock TRX6 body when It comes out for the "performance" mode of my build. I'm actually quite glad of how the bed turned out, it's held up very well and looks amazing (on the outside at least, the underside of it is an unproportional mess). I sprayed it over with some Tamiya matte black spray paint, it gets scratched quite easily, but another coat would fix it.

    *The bed I made is about 1 inch deep, and the mounting post is way too high even at the lowest setting. I took off the part where you slide the post in and glued the post into a lower position on the truck. That held up great until my truck rolled over while side-hilling. That broke my post. I originally glued it in with some thick CA glue, but after it came off, the glue wouldn't cure properly (it would form a very weak bond) because of the layer of dried glue that was already there. Even after countless different attempts, even after sanding it down. I gave up. Soon afterward, I stumbled upon a Youtube video of a magnetic body mount for the TRX4 and decided to do that myself. I got some small neodymium magnets from my local hardware shop, glued 2 to the bed and 2 to the body, and it works perfectly.
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    Throw a few pics in if you can.
    Everyone loves pics

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    I would be interested to know what weight shock oil you use in your TRX 6.

    Steve.

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    Sounds like a great build. Yeah we need photos and video!

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    Ok, I will throw in some pics soon
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    I actually stuck with the stock shocks and oil
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    Sounds like a good start of a build. Interested on how it comes out. I've thought about doing some styrene work myself but just havent sat down to do my homework and have actually time to build something. Hope it all turns out good. I know pictures are coming lol.

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    Alright, Iíve got the photos in. Not the best weather here In CA right now, pretty muddy and rainy. (Tapatalk isnít letting me upload more than one image at a time)
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    Rig is looking great.

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    Iím not sure about that thing on the back holding the second spare


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    I second the tire carrier comment.....doesnt that kill departure angle? Otherwise, awesome job. I suppose the rig does need something to carry a tire on when going down the highway!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben1272 View Post
    I second the tire carrier comment.....doesnt that kill departure angle? Otherwise, awesome job. I suppose the rig does need something to carry a tire on when going down the highway!
    Yeah, it destroys the departure angle of the truck. I take it off when crawling. It's attached to the towing hitch, it's mostly a cosmetic thing I use when running on mostly flat trails.
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    Looks epic so far. Like the bed work a lot!

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    So I now think itís been about time to do somewhat of an update on my rig, itís been a very long time, Iíve learned a lot more about this rig and made some big changes.



    Starting with the front, Iíve added a servo winch along with some 3D printed parts, namely the bumper and snorkel. Lots of carbon fiber vinyl wrap lining, mainly to protect the paint from when it rolls over.

    I will say it looks a bit too mall-crawler-y, but the scratches kind of offsets that.


    I tried to add some custom rock lights, but the cheap LEDs I got are about as bright as a rock, and are pretty much useless.


    Old new roof rack, nothing too special about that, old one was heavy and didnít offer much storage.



    Some accessories in the back, and a traction board that somehow fits perfectly between the toll and body.

    I accidentally got some sharpie on the wheel arches, came off with some rubbing alcohol, but gave it a strange shine.


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    Well, turns out the LEDs were 12v, ran them off of JST from the ESC and they worked, now I just need to find a y plug so the body lights can run.


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    Did some recording of a light trail run, video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3QHhWpCUMs
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    Very nice with just the natural sound, thanks for not ruining it with "music"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gazoombah View Post
    Very nice with just the natural sound, thanks for not ruining it with "music"
    Thanks!
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    Amazing crawling video. Love all the carbon fiber hood.

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    TITANIUM94010's TRX6 Build

    Had this laying around, and I was tired of repainting the front bumper every time it was scratched, so I did this. Plus it compensates for bumper blocking the headlights.



    And I got rid of the snorkel
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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    Some night testing, slight overall difference, but a lot more lighting up front, plus it looks nice on the front.
    Hereís without
    With lights
    And front
    Jumping: maneuver and pray it won't break.

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